DiscoverSoft Skills EngineeringEpisode 288: Too excited about learning and furious boss when quitting
Episode 288: Too excited about learning and furious boss when quitting

Episode 288: Too excited about learning and furious boss when quitting

Update: 2022-01-24
Share

Description

In this episode, Dave and Jamison answer these questions:





  1. I am working at my first job as a software engineer for 2 1/2 years now. I really enjoy working as a programmer and I’m super excited about the tech industry in general.



    However, sometimes I feel like I’m too excited about everything. I spent a lot of time reading blog posts, watching tutorials or taking online courses. I think about what books to read and what languages to learn all the time. Not everything but a big part of it happens during my working hours. While I know that “loving to learn” in general is considered a positive trait, I feel like I might take it a bit too far and I should focus more on the actual tasks I have - especially, because I think my coworkers spend much less time keeping up to date with everything.



    What is a reasonable amount of time to spent on these things during working hours and beyond? How do I know I spend too much time not working on my actual tasks? How can I make sure I learn the right things that are useful to my career?



    Love the show and wish you the best. Thanks for your advice!




  2. I landed a new job that nearly tripled my salary realative to the job I’m about to leave (yes, I was horribly underpaid)! The stories and tips from this podcast really helped me out but I also landed this job through Hired.com (the podcast sponsor).



    Any good tips regarding leaving a job when you know your boss will be furious that you’re leaving? Also, should I tell my boss which company I’m going to when he asks (he definitely will)?





Show Notes



  • Tom7, the most amazing YouTuber of all time: https://www.youtube.com/c/suckerpinch

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTBAW-Eh0tM - anagraphs

Comments 
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store
00:00
00:00
x

0.5x

0.8x

1.0x

1.25x

1.5x

2.0x

3.0x

Sleep Timer

Off

End of Episode

5 Minutes

10 Minutes

15 Minutes

30 Minutes

45 Minutes

60 Minutes

120 Minutes

Episode 288: Too excited about learning and furious boss when quitting

Episode 288: Too excited about learning and furious boss when quitting